Announced in December of 2014, the Ministry of Education Adult Credit Education Strategy (formerly the Adult Education Strategy) is an exciting initiative that will better support adult learners in their efforts to finish high school and successfully transition to post-secondary education, training, or the workplace. This is a great time for CESBA and all its member boards to engage in this three-year, phased approach for ongoing dialogue and province-wide innovation which will be supported by concurrent Ministry of Education policy renewal.
The Ministry of Education is seeking to achieve the following:
- Promote a regional and more collaborative approach among school boards
- Ensure availability of a wide range of accessible and responsive program delivery options and supports
- Improve the transitions for learners between Ministry of Education adult credit programs and programs funded by the Ministry of Advanced Training and Skills Development and the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.
The four key areas are:
- Regionally coordinated access to flexible delivery of programs and services (e.g. e-learning, hybrid delivery programs)
- Coordinated information, intake, assessment, and referral
- Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for Mature Students
- Regionally available guidance, career counselling and pathway planning